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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today: News

Jack de Manio presents Radio 4's 50-minute worldwide look at the weekend, with FRED STREETER in the garden and TROMPETTO in the kitchen.
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC'S Foreign News staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
NORMAN HUNT reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Bryan Martin
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Bernard Tate.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 29; Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (BBC Hymn Book 116); Psalm 57; Wisdom of Solomon 8, v 17, to 9, v 6 (RSV); Alleluia, Alleluia! (BBC HB 98)

: Open University

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 7
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post £1.80: page 66)
11.0 Workface
A twenty-part case study in industrial relations 4: Who decides.'
11.30 Un paso mas
Second-year Spanish
16: Diez pierde la cabeza .. y recobra el paquete
(Rptd: Thurs, 6.30 pm: R3) (Book, 42ip: see page 66)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM Producer JOHN HASLAM
Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Soccer preview-West Germany v England; Racing from Lingfield Park; Rugby League Cup Final; Tennis and Golf. both from Bournemouth; Cricket (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: John Haslam

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Second Round: featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 1: London and Home Counties WILLIAM T. BLUNDELL (London) retired musician
ROBERT DIMMICK (London) computer programmer MICHAEL HICKS (Surrey) marketing consultant
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: William T. Blundell
Unknown: Robert Dimmick
Unknown: Michael Hicks
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Robert Kee , Elizabeth Manners Lord Willis. Russell Braddon Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Felixstowe, Suffolk


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Elizabeth Manners
Unknown: Lord Willis. Russell Braddon
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

Primrose's Path
A new comedy by ANTHONY CURTIS
Primrose left the straight and narrow path when she met Courtenay Graham , the famous television interviewer, at an Art Exhibition. He bought a picture of hers. but he got more than he had bargained for. And so did she.
(Maxine Audley is in 'The Rivals' at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London)


Comedy By: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Courtenay Graham
Producer: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Maxine Audley
with Alice Dalrymple: Maxine Audley
Primrose Meredith: Kate Binchy
and Courtenay Graham: William Fox

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest Michael Hordern , CBE
What the European papers say. Village Cricket: MARYON EELES. President of Arkesden Cricket
Club, talks to JUDITH CHALMERS
Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS
Countercheck - 7: in the last of this series in association with the Housewife's Trust. NORMAN TOZER tries to get answers to some of the questions raised
Principle by STAN BARSTOW abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by TIMOTHY WEST


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Introduced By: Guest Michael Hordern
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Geoff Amos
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Timothy West

: Film Time

presents a round-up of releases including
Michael Caine in Kidnapped
Bette Davis and Robert Wagner in Madame Sin
John Mills and Carol White in Dulcima
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: John Mills
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE introduces a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.

: The Commuters' Tales

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories. The Navvy's Tale
Written by ALAN LOTHIAN (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by T. P. McKenna to ROBIN BROWNE and WILLIAM EEDLE
5.55 Weather; programme news


Written By: Alan Lothian
Told By: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Robin Browne
Unknown: William Eedle

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Highlights of today's sport in the South and Midlands. Producer GODFREY DIXEY


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Joan Bakewell , television interviewer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces a weekly sequence of favourite music chosen from records made by some of the world's great artists.


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

It's Called Happy Families by GWEN CHERRELL with Caroline Blakiston and Geoffrey Matthews
' Things have changed in the last few million years. The functions of men and women are interchangeable in modern society. Good Lord, it began with the invention of the feeding bottle ... '
(Repeated: Monday. 3.0 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Austin: Douglas Blackwell
Peter Bruce: Martin Friend
Vanessa Felton: Eva Haddon
Roy Squires: Geoffrey Matthews
Pamela Squires: Caroline Blakiston
James Squires: Stanley Bates
Amanda: Helen Worth
Andrew: John Bryning
Gasman: David Gooderson
Joan Bruce: Pauline Letts
Tom: Nigel Lambert
Rick Price: Geoffrey Beevers
Dave Mossheim: Peter Marinker
Joe Gramsdyke: Robin Browne
Sandy: Manning Wilson

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which LORD DELACOURT-SMITH, TONY ECCLES and PROFESSOR w. h. G. ARMYTAGE exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD Producer MICHAEL GREEN


Unknown: Tony Eccles
Unknown: H. G. Armytage

: Meditation

The River of the Lord
A Meditation for the listener by BROTHER SIMON TUGWELL


Unknown: Simon Tugwell

: News

preceded by Weather
11.21' Closedown

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